Carlisle Quest: Goal 7
Carlisle Quest: Goal 7 Approx. 1.4 miles
Start: Veteran’s Park (SW corner of High and Hanover St, Carlisle)
The major streets of Carlisle are laid out north-south and east-west. For example, the square in Carlisle consists of Hanover St., running north-south, and High St., running east-west.
Walking directions will sometimes be given in cardinal directions (e.g. turn east) so it is important that you maintain a directional “sense” throughout your walk. Otherwise, you could become lost. Proceed at your own peril. We will not look for you.
There is a Civil War memorial in Veteran’s Park to those Cumberland County soldiers who fell in the “Great Rebellion”. Look up the names of the following soldiers – each is on a different tablet that refers to a compass direction. Remember what direction each represents.
Walk Jacob Barkley on High St. After passing the third traffic light, count three side streets on your left. Streets have signs with names – beware of nameless alleys, driveways, etc.
Turn H. Irvine onto the third street and keep walking.
Turn Solomon Sow at the first intersection; keep walking.
Turn south at the second cross street; keep walking.
Turn right at the next block and walk until it dead-ends.
Look up the hill to your right front. You will find what you seek around a rear entrance. If you have time, stop in and say hello!
Did you notice a church that is a house during your walk?
Did you notice how many different styles of storm shutters were used in the neighborhood?
In the original development, the intent was to have each house have a sunken garden. A few are still recognizable.
Carlisle Quest is a creation of Cumberland Conservation Collaboration and is supported by the Partnership for Better Health, Carlisle Parks and Recreation Dept. and the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau.